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I'm about to start development work for a client on new site using Joomla -- version 2.5, I think. I'm wondering if I should do my own installation or use cPanel's Installatron. I seem to remember hearing of some drawbacks to using Installatron, but I can't quite remember what they were.

I'd be grateful if someone would enlighten me as to whether using Installatron to install Joomla is a good idea, or if there are some downsides to consider.

Thanks!
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You should be fine either way.

It's a fairly straight forward process to install Joomla yourself.  Essentially you upload the package files to the server, create a MySQL database and then run the install.

On the other hand, using Installatron will help simplify the process by performing the first two steps for you through their wizard.  Installatron also provides auto updates and backups of the Joomla install, which is an added benefit.
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Thanks for your answer, jtwcs.

I think what it is I'm remembering is some issue having to do with transferring Joomla sites with Akeeba backup from one server to another. I think I read two or three years ago that sites were not restoring properly on a new server from an Akeeba backup if originally installed with Installatron. But I can't seem to find anything about it at this point, so maybe it's no longer an issue, or maybe I'm just imagining that I read about such an issue.

If anyone comes across this question and has experience with this particular issue, I'd sure appreciate hearing from you.

Thanks for taking the time to answer, jtwcs.

Regards,
Jon
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Jon,

It's possible that there could be some conflicts with using Akeeba to transfer Installatron Joomla sites.  So, I guess to be on the safe side, if you're planning to use Akeeba for backups/updates, I would do a fresh install of Joomla yourself.

Although, if the web host already has Installatron available, you could just as easily use that to manage the Joomla updates/backups/transfers.

Joe
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Thanks, Joe.

That's actually what I ended up doing -- installing Joomla myself. I'm going to have to transfer the site at some point, and I don't want to risk running into a problem later. I don't think Installatron will work as a Joomla website updater if the site wasn't installed with Installatron in the first place, so I doubt using it from here forward will be an option. No biggie.

Thanks again!

Jon
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